Clinical Embryology is a very interesting field in clinical science and as a career it allows the application of in depth scientific knowledge, in an area of health that is extremely rewarding and in constant development. The outcomes of fertility treatments are life changing for patients and clinical embryologists are at the forefront of these by creating the embryos, culturing them and cryopreserving them. One of the most rewarding aspects of this career, along with the application of scientific knowledge, is the multiple opportunities for patient contact whilst providing information on fertilisation and embryo development and the specific chances of each patient to conceive in relation to the quality of their embryos.
The British Fertility Society (BFS) is a multidisciplinary forward thinking organisation which actively promotes high quality clinical practice, advances in science, education and research through a variety of excellent training opportunities, a joint annual conference, the Human Fertility Journal and Special Interest Groups. Other advantages of joining include a mentorship program, travel grants and wards, prizes for excellence in work, online members’ area, weekly media alerts, a newsletter, research resources, patient information, training certification modules, discounted fees to events and CPD opportunities.
Being the Embryologist Representative in the British Fertility Society Executive Committee, I would be happy to be contacted about any aspects of undertaking a career in Clinical Embryology.
Marta Jansa Perez, PhD, Head of Embryology, (Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London/BFS Embryologist Representative)